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Executive Leadership

Marianne Nugent, SVP, Business Development

The Road to Touchpoint…

Marianne started her career as a pharmaceutical sales rep and has more than 25 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech and Contract Sales Industry. She held positions of increasing responsibility in business development, recruiting, marketing, sales training, operations and sales. Prior to joining Publicis Health, Marianne worked for 10 years on the manufacturer’s side of the industry working with Bristol-Myers Squibb holding various roles from sales representative to Home Office Training Manager and then with Organon, Inc. (now Merck) as a Product Manager.


Marianne has worked in the outsourcing space since 1996, serving on the executive operations team and as VP of Training for another CSO, as well as working as an independent consultant to provide commercialization planning for emerging medical and marketing communication companies.

Marianne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a concentration in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

Second Life…

Marianne enjoys mentioning and volunteering. She is a long standing member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

FAVORITE WAY TO UNWIND: Marianne enjoys travelling with her family.